The 14 days Dima Hasao Bandh from 5 am of Wednesday (7.3.12) to 5 pm of Tuesday (20.3.12) called by the Dimasa Students’ Union,(DSU) Dimasa Women Society(DWS) and Dimasa Mothers’ Association (DMA) affects the normal life at Haflong.
From morning 5 itself, the business establishment including market, schools govt and semi-Govt offices remain closed. All the vehicles remain off the road. The ASTC also suspended its services.
These organisations are demanding to take back TET from the District of Dima Hasao, to hold fresh process of eligibility test by the Dima Hasao Autonomous Council and to protect their rights and bread and butter.
Several members and office bearers of these organisations submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner, Dima Hasao in presence of Executive Member, Dima Hasao Autonomous Council Sri Kalijay Sengyung and Superintendent of Police Sri M. J. Mahanta etc.
After a prolong discussion and with the request of EM, Sengyung and DC Sri Dilip Borthakur, the leaders of these organisations however, agreed upon to suspend their 14 day long Dima Hasao bandh from 5 PM today (Wednesday) temporarily up to March 13. The organisations also warned that if the Government fails to fulfil their demand within March 13, they would be compelled to launch agitation for which the organisations could not be held responsible for any incidents.